Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 17

Cool Tech: Surface-Plasmon Color Holograms

Yves Gentet butterfly hologram

A month or so ago Lisa Grossman’s article “Plasmons Create Beautiful Holograms” at Wired caught my attention. The article highlights the work of a team of researchers in Japan who have developed a new way to illuminate color holograms (M. Ozaki, et al, Science 332, 218–220). The line in the article that grabbed me was: “In a …

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Jul 01

“Weird Tales” Reproductions (featuring H.P. Lovecraft!)

Weird Tales reproductions from H.P.L.H.S.

OK, this is totally off topic, but it’s been a long week, my projects are done, and it’s gorgeous outside. (Plus there is also the thrill of scooping Dr. Skyskull on something related to weird fiction.) The folks at the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, which sells all sorts of clever Lovecraft novelty items (my favorite …

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